Fried oysters on the half shell

An easy and delicious shellfish recipe!


Chef Paul Lillakas went on a little trip to Prince Edward Island’s Raspberry Point Farm and got to see how oysters are actually taken from farm to table. He was so excited to share his experience with us, and of course — how we can make them at home!



  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Dip each oyster into the flour mixture; tossing to coat.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1/2 inch of canola oil to 350F (176C). Fry oysters until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Move to a paper towel-lined pan to drain.
  3. In another bowl, stir together mayonnaise, pickle brine and Dijon. Arrange oyster shells onto a serving platter. (Tip: use crinkled newspaper or wet paper towel to hold shells still.) Place a small dollop (about 1 tsp) into each oyster shell. Top with fried oysters. Garnish with radish sprouts.